Ronald G. Peterson of Southampton died on June 24 at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He was 76.
Born May 10, 1937, in Southampton to Roy G. Peterson and Edna Peterson, he graduated in 1955 from Southampton High School, where he later taught science and coached the golf team. He attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale in 1957. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1961 aboard the USS Elokomin and the USS Amphion, he attended the State University of New York at Fredonia, graduating in 1966. On June 19, 1965, he married Barbara Murn Peterson.
Among his favorite pastimes were boating, fishing and reading. He was a charter member of the Bull Head Yacht Club and a member of the Little Fresh Pond Association and the USS Elokomin Crew Members Association.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Peterson is survived by a daughter, Nancy Ellen of East Quogue; a brother, David Peterson of Southampton; and two sisters, Sandra Watson of Water Mill and Barbara Hinck of Washington. He is survived by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. Visitation took place on June 27 and a funeral, officiated by the Reverend Richard Boyer, took place on June 28, followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Peconic Baykeeper, P.O. Box 893, Quogue, NY 11959, or to the Salvation Army, www.salvationarmyusa.org.